South Cotswold Ramblers

 

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No food or drinks at the Black Horse, Cranham, tomorrow 1st August

31 Jul 2018
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Wednesday 4 July – Olivia’s walk from the Salutation

29 Jun 2018

Olivia wants you to be aware that the Salutation Inn only do a very limited choice of rolls and pasties at lunchtime on Wednesdays.

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Eastleach walk – Wednesday 11 July – Sally and Ros

29 Jun 2018

The Fairford Air Tattoo runs from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July. However, their Park and View is open daily from Tuesday 10th from 7.30am to 7.30pm. While this will not attract the number of cars they get at the weekend, there could easily be more traffic than usual in Fairford and Cirencester. If you…

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Do you remember?

25 Jun 2018

Mike writes, “Do you remember 10 year old Hannah Brooks-Hughes playing the Lark Ascending from memory at a Stroud Symphony Orchestra concert some 4 years ago? Quite remarkable! Last year she was named as the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year, and is in Stroud this coming Saturday evening, 30th June, playing the exciting Bruch…

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Starting place – Saturday 30 June Prestbury walk

19 Jun 2018

The sign to the Free car park on the main road through Prestbury is completely obscured by trees so turn into the road by the war memorial and you will see signs.

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Sally and Ros’ walk – Bourton-on-the-Water – Parking

08 Jun 2018

The car park is just by Birdland and is still £3.90. It is free after 3pm. We expect to be back close to 3pm so suggest that you don’t pay for the parking until we set off on the walk at 10am. This will give us the 5hours until 3pm and if we are a…

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Walks Leaders – 53 walks details already in and just 2 needed!

26 May 2018

We are very grateful that so many members volunteer to lead a walk from time to time and give us such a lot of enjoyment as well as keeping the glorious Gloucestershire footpaths well used. I am pleased to report that already 53 walks have been input. Details are here http://www.southcotswoldramblers.org.uk/wp/walk-planning/ Another 2 are promised. I…

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Leaders – having trouble with form filling?

24 May 2018

Several leaders have found the Publishing Volunteer Details form difficult to manage. Contact us and Mike will send you an easier one to fill in online.

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Reminder – Franceska’s Dog Walk this Thursday 17th

13 May 2018

Franceska’s experimental Dog walk is this Thursday. Meet 9.50 Woodchester Park at the National Trust Car park for a 10am start. 4 mile circular walk, but can be shortened for older or less fit dogs.

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Monday walk leaders URGENT

17 Apr 2018

Please will leaders who could lead us a popular Monday leisurely walk look at dates available between July and October HERE then contact Jacqui asap with a proposal. Offers are needed by 30 April at the latest and details by 25 May. Thank you Mike

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Road Closure – getting to walks – you may need to find another route

16 Apr 2018

In case you weren’t aware, the A4173 road from Pitchcombe at its junction with the A46 to St Peter’s School Whaddon, Gloucester is closed from 07:30 to 17:30 weekdays for 5 weeks until 23 May. Nearby routes tend to be even busier, and the route through Painswick on the A46 sometimes has queues lasting 12…

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Upcoming workshop for map reading – Thu 26 April

09 Apr 2018

Click HERE to read about the map reading course Please find attached details of an upcoming workshop we are holding at Kingshill House in Dursley on Thursday 26 April which might be of interest to your members. Kingshill House Ltd is a registered charity operating out of a Grade II listed Georgian building which is predominantly…

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In memory of Denys AVENING

08 Apr 2018

Avening is the starting point of Saturday 14th’s walk in memory of Denys led by John G. Unfortunately the printed version said Chavenage Green. Also if you had the online version emailed to you, you may have printed off this wrong version. SO see you at AVENING! Extra parking available at Avening Social club car park,…

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Monday 2nd April leisurely walk from Wotton is cancelled

31 Mar 2018

Colin tried to do a pre-walk of his leisurely-paced Monday walk from Wotton to Kingswood today and the route is the worst he has ever seen it, with large pools of slurry in some of the fields. With more rain forecast for Monday he has decided to cancel the walk. He will however be at…

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Allen alters Saturday walk due to muddy conditions

28 Mar 2018

CHANGED WALK – now to Uley and back Saturday, 31 March 2018 Start time: 10:00 (Estimated finish time: 13:30) Moderate 6.5 miles Group South Cotswold ALTERED DUE TO CONDITIONS – From Golf Course through Dursley to Uley on the north side of the valley and return on the south side, passing Breakheart quarry back to the golf course,…

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Ramblers campaign for a tunnel

27 Mar 2018

See Gloucestershire Echo website with photos Text reads …. Ramblers have launched a campaign which would save a Gloucestershire country pub facing the bulldozers because it stands in the way of a £500 million new road. Highways chiefs want to demolish the landmark Air Balloon pub and roundabout to create a superhighway right through the…

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Don’t Lose Your Way!

20 Mar 2018

Here’s a message from Gloucestershire Area Ramblers’ Chair, Bernard Gill with news of a free day out in May! Hi We’re trying to find people interested in mapping and Rights of Way for the attached free seminar on Sunday 13th May in Bishops Cleeve. As you may know many ancient public rights of way could be…

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A Monday walk did take place this morning after all!

19 Mar 2018

John L reports, “Six of us arrived including Brian Witcombe who led us around the Common for a couple of hours—a most enjoyable walk through the snow drifts and howling icy wind.” Well done everyone!

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Finding Your Way at Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud – Fri 23 March 2018

19 Mar 2018

THE O.S. MAP FAN CLUB Join Ordnance Survey enthusiast, Helen Wood, for a humorous exploration of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map. Be led on a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble and celebrate the simple beauty of Britain’s inspiring national treasure. In this delightful solo comedy you’ll find your way along the ancient byways of sheet no.…

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Stroud Symphony concert this coming Saturday

19 Mar 2018

Come and listen to Russian pianist Katya Apekisheva, a regular visitor to Stroud to play with the local symphony orchestra this Saturday 24 March. If you are quick you could send Mike the form in the latest newsletter with your cheque, buy tickets at the Subscription Rooms or pay on the night.

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Miserden walk on this Wednesday (21 March) is on and will be led by Olivia

19 Mar 2018

Olivia kindly offered to move her 6.5m Miserden walk to this Wednesday. Good news, Richard and Di will be able to swap their Fruitcake Walk to Wednesday 25 April.

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Monday’s leisurely walk from Minchinhampton – CANCELLED

19 Mar 2018

Monday 19 March 09:45 WALK CANCELLED – Jacqui cannot get to the start of the walk. Sorry about the late notice. Mike Sunday 18 March Jacqui’s leisurely walk on Monday was planned to go ahead, and she said, “I am intending to wrap up and go to Minchinhampton and do the walk tomorrow.” Travel carefully.

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Leaders’ Photos

11 Mar 2018

We are making good progress with our new gallery of Leaders’ Photos. Click here to see the sort of photos we are after, and on a sunny day ask for a photo to be taken. If at any time you don’t like a photo we can easily replace it with a more acceptable one. Mike

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Saturday 10 March walk

07 Mar 2018

Hi everyone, Hope we see you at Fostons Ash this Saturday. Today (Wednesday 7th) we have reccied the walk : most of the snow has gone, some of the mud has returned! Herd of deer and flocks of ravens seen. Best wishes , Bill and Penny

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Newly restored chandelier at Sidholme Hotel

06 Mar 2018

Members who stayed at the Sidholme Hotel last Spring will be interested to learn that the main chandelier has now been refurbished. They holidayed in Sidmouth and attended a concert in the hotel – see photos of restoration here. There is also a time lapse film of the operation.  

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Monday’s leisurely walk from Selsley Common

04 Mar 2018

Monday’s walk from Selsley Common is ON. Mike and Heather have tried it out on Sunday and have decided to do a slightly less hilly 3.5 mile route. We shall pass the Bell at Selsley and some may wish to drive back there afterwards for lunch. All members welcome! Walking poles might be useful.

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Snowy Walk News

04 Mar 2018

Congratulations to Jenny and Graham for doing a half day walk last Saturday from Minchinhampton – they live there! No one else could make it in the snow. Jenny has offered to do the walk again later in the summer.  

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Walks Programme Update

28 Feb 2018

9am Friday. Regarding Jenny’s Saturday walk from Minchinhampton, she says, “As I can walk to the start of the walk, I am happy to go there and if anyone turns up I’m happy to do the walk, or perhaps a shorter version.” .

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Wednesday’s Tree-mendous walk

27 Feb 2018

Wednesday’s forecast (28 Feb) looks hopeful. Nympsfield Gliding Club is off the B4066 road between Selsley Common and Coaley Peak. If there is unexpected snow look at the website at 8am tomorrow in case we are forced to cancel the walk. Thank you for checking. Hopefully see you there. Food can be ordered before we…

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Very Successful Festive Lunch

24 Feb 2018

On behalf of all the 50 odd attendees, may I express our very grateful thanks to Sally in once again organising this popular annual event, this year held at the Bear at Rodborough. The weather was bright – just right for a walk (!) – but there you go. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food.…

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